Joey Palacios

News Reporter

Born and raised in San Antonio, Joey joined the Texas Public Radio newsroom in October of 2011. Joey graduated from Roosevelt High School and obtained an A.A.S in Radio-Television-Broadcasting from San Antonio College in 2010.

Joey started his broadcasting career  in 2007 at KSYM-90.1 FM as a DJ and later became Program Director of the station. After graduation, he interned at  KTSA-550 AM and was hired as a reporter covering elections, breaking news, and the 2011 legislative session.

For TPR, Joey covers a variety of general assignments including: breaking news, local school districts, higher education, police, fire, capital improvement, non-profits, health care, community issues and local politics. Joey has also had several stories aired on NPR national newscasts.

When not working, Joey enjoys biking, hiking, cooking, and socializing.

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Updated at 5:45 p.m.

The proposed budget for San Antonio is reaching its highest amount yet, at $2.8 billion — about $157 million above last year. City Manager Sheryl Sculley will present her budget to the City Council Thursday morning.

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The issue of paid sick leave for workers in San Antonio has crossed an important threshold. Over 70,000 required signatures from petitions were certified by the San Antonio City Council Thursday.

 


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The San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association is filing a federal lawsuit against the city over its “free speech areas” at city libraries. The union claims the city violated the First Amendment when it prevented union petitioners from entering the buildings.


NAACP President Derrick Johnson speaks at an opening session of the civil right organization's annual convention in San Antonio July 16, 2018.
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Thousands of people from across the country are in downtown San Antonio this week for the annual convention of the NAACP.

The 109th gathering of the civil rights organization is focused on voting and civic engagement, with a theme of “Defeat Hate. Vote."

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Bexar County will use a new intake and health assessment center to magistrate people arrested by police and deputies beginning this fall.


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